Association between Polymyositis and adult coeliac disease

Personally I have known I could not tolerate wheat for over 18 years and have been on a gluten free diet before being diagnosed with Polymyositis. I am now on a strict gluten free diet and still have both gastrointestinal and muscle symptoms, though these symptoms are much reduced.

The following is an excerpt from a published medical article about Polymyositis (PM). I think it is quite easy to understand. Osteomalacia is softening of the bones.
Gastrointestinal investigation of 14 adult patients with polymyositis disclosed coeliac disease in five. The inflammatory myopathy in our patients is not the same as the myopathy often seen in coeliac disease with osteomalacia. One patient has been free from both gastrointestinal and muscular symptoms for 5 years on a gluten-free diet alone. The findings strongly suggest an association between polymyositis and adult coeliac disease.
This article by K. G. Henriksson, Claes Hallert, Klas Norrby and Anders Walan was published in Acta Neurologica Scandinavica  Volume 65, Issue 4, pages 301–319, April 1982

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What about you? Do you find a connection between your polymyostis and glutensensitivity like me? I would love to hear about it in the comments here.

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